Hiccups as a Result of Oral Surgery – Wisdom Tooth Removal

Posted By: Paul on Apr 22, 2009 in Causes

Hiccups From Having My Wisdom Teeth Removed

I had been sick for several days prior to my oral surgery date and came in with a slight cough. I was able to control it for the most part so I didn’t think it should affect the surgery. They gave me General Anesthesia for the surgery and the next thing I remember was coming to in the recovery room. The first thing I heard was my fiancé asking “Are his hiccups normal? He never gets them…”

Being pretty drugged up at the time I didn’t think much of this. I was helped into the car and driven home by my fiancée all the while hiccupping throughout the car ride.

When I got home I slept for 4 hours and when I woke up the first thing I noticed was that I still had the hiccups. At this point I started to wonder how long I had been hiccupping. By my initial count it was in the range of about six hours, so far…

As the first two days went by I didn’t think much of them because of the pain killers the dentist had me taking. Sure it was annoying, but I wasn’t uncomfortable yet.


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